Agatino Zurria

Writer, Filmmaker, and Director in Miami, Florida

Agatino Zurria

Writer, Filmmaker, and Director in Miami, Florida

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Born in Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui State, Venezuela, on a September 22nd. 1966, on a very hot mid-day, to Artist Angela Carbonaro and Salesman Michel Angelo Zurria (born from two angels...what can I say!).

First studies were in my hometown, then I moved to Maracaibo to study and graduate from UNICA university in Mass Communications. Then, after 5 years in Caracas being a Language Instructor and an Enterteinment/Cultural journalist, took off to Miami, FL. USA to continue my life-long trip to becoming a full-time Filmmaker.

5 short films in my resume up to 2013:

- EL VIAJE SIN RETORNO DE MARIALMA CENTENO, presented at the Festival de Cine Super Ocho, in Punto Fijo, Venezuela, and then at the Cinemateca Nacional in Caracas.

-INTERVIEW ME, winner of Best Short, Best Director and Best Actress (Julie Ferrer) at the Miami Life Awards 2011.

-LA MESA ESTA SERVIDA (Dinner is Served) winner of Best Short and Best Actress (Ika Santamaria) at the NOLA Series in Miami, FL. and Achievement in Directing and Producing at the WITAM ceremony in Miami, FL. Nominated for Best Director at the Miami Life Awards 2012, and official selection at the Miami Short Film Festival 2012. Nominated for Best Local Short and Best in Festival.

- FAUN MOON. Nominated for Best Actor (Luke Grande) at the NOLA Series 2013.

Currently working on my first feature.

To be continued...

  • Work
    • Bupa
  • Education
    • Mass Communications